North American certification (voluntary) is mainly based on laws and regulations, for instance, the U. S. NRTL certification system is based on requirements of 29 Code of Federal Regulations(CFR29) and administrated by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA); The FCC certification system is based on requirements of CFR49 and administrated by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Electrical and electronic appliances covered in CFR29 are deemed to be in compliance with the North America regulations if only the manufacturers obtained any of the NRTLs' certificates, such as UL, CSA, ETL, etc.
As the laboratory accredited by UL, CSA and ETL, CVC could provide customized North American certification services such as UL, CSA, ETL, etc...
CVC is the registered laboratory of FCC in EMC testing, which allows it to help suppliers obtain D. O. C and ID approval for IT & AV equipment, microwave ovens and wireless remote control products.
The Consumer Product Safety Committee (CPSC) is vital organization in protecting the consumers' right in U. S. For it is in charge of supervising the safety appraisal of more than 15, 000 consumer goods. CPSC develops voluntary standards for producers, institutes compulsory regulations and bans for consumer goods without standards. CPSC also inspects products having potential risks and publicizes the feedback through media, state/local government and private/public groups.
CVC is a CPSC-authorized organization to conduct testing to U. S. Standards for toys.
Energy Star® Program was launched by U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in 1992 for guiding consumers to select more energy-efficiency electronic and electric appliances amid increasing environmental concerns.
In early 2010, EPA and DOE jointly required that since 2011 all new product submissions from manufacturers participating in the ENERGY STAR® Program should be accompanied by certificates and test reports from EPA-recognized Certification Body (CB) and reviewed by EPA, and qualification testing should be performed under specific criteria.
CVC is the EPA recognized testing laboratory and offers local Energy Star® Program testing and certification services.